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Chiropractor puts office downtown

Dr. Woody Brown, who grew up on Indian Rocks Beach and graduated from Largo High, has opened a chiropractic practice, Main Street Chiropractic, in the downtown Largo redevelopment district.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga. He received advanced training in physiological therapeutics from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, N.Y. The business is at 422 West Bay Drive in the Cabinet Corner building.

Madison Bank adds

two vice presidents

Madison Bank, headquartered at 35388 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, has added two vice presidents to its staff of more than 50 employees. Karyn Johnson-Mahorney has joined the bank as vice president and manager, mortgage lending, and Scott Grutchfield as senior vice president, commercial lending. Both were senior officers of the former Florida Bank of Commerce.

Johnson-Mahorney was Palm Harbor's 2001-2002 Citizen of the Year. She is treasurer of the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Foundation board and a past president of Palm Harbor's Merchant's Association and Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Grutchfield is a finance graduate of the University of Florida, Gainesville, and is a member of the Tarpon Springs Rotary.

Madison Bank opened in Palm Harbor in 1985 as an independent community bank with nine employees and $3.5-million in capital. It opened its first branch in 1987 in the Walsingham Commons shopping center in Largo. The bank has branches in Tarpon Springs and Port Richey.

Prudential Tropical opens

second Pinellas office

As part of its expansion program into Pinellas County, Prudential Tropical Realty based in New Port Richey has opened an office at 33920 U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor. It's the company's second office in Pinellas County; the other is on Enterprise Road in Clearwater.

Rodney Clark is managing broker of the new office and its 20 sales associates. Clark moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1993 from Minnesota and most recently was associated with Arvida Realty Services, now known as Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Prudential Tropical Realty general manager Linda Hauff said the business has plans to open offices in the Belleair and St. Petersburg areas. Established in 1959, the business has nine offices in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and more than 200 sales associates.

LifeStyle Solutions

acquired, relocated

Suncoast Yoga and Wellness Center has expanded and acquired LifeStyle Solutions. Robert Welter is the new owner and has moved the business to the Highland Lakes Square Plaza at 34080 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.

In addition to a variety of yoga classes, the center offers Pilates floor classes, tai chi and classes for arthritis.

Two women join

Realty Executives

Cary Stiff and Wendy Weeks Hoffman have joined Realty Executives at 31560 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, as sales associates specializing in residential real estate.

A Clearwater native, Ms. Stiff has had a real estate broker's license for 20 years. She is senior vice president of the Vincent Reid Foundation, which prepares children with disabilities for independent living; a former director of development of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation; and a co-founder of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. She is a senior at Eckerd College, majoring in marketing and business administration.

Ms. Hoffman is a former vice president of the Home Shopping Network and a former vice president of special events of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. Her volunteer work includes the Vincent Reid Foundation, Clearwater Jazz Holiday and Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

Tastefully Simple

gets a new consultant

Kathy Paulsen of Clearwater has become a consultant for Tastefully Simple, a national direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn. The business, formed seven years ago by Jill Blashack and Joani Nielson, markets gourmet foods through home taste-testing parties. Products include party dips, bread mixes, spices, soups, salsas, sauces, dessert mixes, a cookbook and an online monthly "Gourmet Gab" featuring ideas and recipes for busy people.

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